Digital Bible Blast Podcast Kicks Off
The first episode of the Digital Bible Blast kicks off with news about Laridian PocketBible for Android, the ChromeBook Pixel and using it for Bible study, online Bible study sites and a list of the latest iOS Bible app updates.
Here’s the show notes for episode 001.
Story 1 – Laridian’s PocketBible for Android
Laridian’s PocketBible for Android hit the 1.0 milestone last week. Listeners can get it in the Google Play store for free. It’s a good Bible app on Android.
Story 2 – ChromeBook Pixel for Bible Study
Google announced the ChromeBook Pixel, a high-end Chromebook for $1,299. It’s a ridiculous computer considering it only runs Chrome, an OS that boots into the Chrome browser. Learn more from GottaBeMobile.com.
Why not get a MacBook Air and get better hardware for the same price that also runs OSX. Even a nice Windows 8 touch screen notebook is a better option.
Bible students will not enjoy using a ChromeBook, since it only runs Chrome OS, essentially just a web browser (see video below). Bible websites offer some nice online study tools when needed in a backup way, but we’d never recommend it for full-time Bible study.
Story 3 – Online Bible Study Sites
If users must use a ChromeBook, then here’s a couple of great sites for online study. Logos puts many of their books accessible via mobile apps on their site Biblia.com. It’s a dumbed down Logos for the web.
Lifeway and WORDsearch offer a smaller percentage of their library via MyStudyBible.com. It’s a nice site but needs a greater number of books with sync to a person’s WORDsearch library.
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